Estee Lauder Pink-Teal Shadowstick Duo
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess: Pink-Teal Shadowstick Duo
Estee Lauder Pink-Teal Shadowstick Duo ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a limited edition, double-ended, jumbo-sized pencil from the Bronze Goddess collection. Estee Lauder describes it as “intense, stay-true color [that's] long-wearing with a high-shimmer metallic finish.” It can be applied on the lash line as eyeliner or on the lid as an eyeshadow. It’s actually about twice the size of an eyeliner, so there is plenty of product to go around here.
The teal side is a green-teal, while the pink side is more of a peach-pink with a frosted, golden sheen. The pink side reminded me of NARS Orgasm–just pinker. It’s actually a really lovely lid color for something quick and easy when you just want to swipe one color on the lid and go. I also tested these as an eyeshadow base (check out the look), and they were flawless–no creasing or fading, and they helped to keep my eyeshadows looking their best from beginning to end. I wore both shades as my eyeshadow base for twelve hours.
I wasn’t surprised, though, because the texture of these is creamy but not as emollient as a true cream eyeshadow. For more even application, I prefer to apply this haphazardly on the lid and then take a stubby but fluffy brush (I like MAC’s 213) to diffuse the color. I recommend working on one lid at a time, because this product dries down quickly and even initially, it isn’t the most blendable product. You may find that using fingers can help move the product (because of the heat), but I still needed a brush to get the product closer to the lash line and around the inner corner. These glide onto the lid and don’t tug or drag, but once it’s on the lid, it does set quickly.
|I love how budge-proof, crease-proof, and long-wearing the formula is--it makes it more versatile and workable. It works equally well as an eyeshadow as it does a liner, and sometimes, multi-tasking products don't get everything right, but this one does a good job at both.|
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